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15 Thu, Dec 2011

Following heavy rains in and around the Kruger area, South African National Parks (SanParks) has issued an urgent warning.

The following areas have been affected:

Entrance Gates:

Crocodile Bridge
• Giriyondo Border post

The road between Letaba and Olifants is not accessible. All gravel roads and low-level bridges must be avoided.

Currently, the following three facilities are closed:

Biyamiti Bush Camp
• Shimuwini Bush Camp
• Talamati Bush Camp
• Tshokwane Picnic site

The road between Letaba and Phalaborwa is flooded and Letaba Camp is without electricity as the generator room is flooded.

Federal Air confirmed that the airline did experience flight cancellations yesterday due to the weather, however at this stage all flights are planned to resume on the normal schedule tomorrow. The airline said that it will update its information accordingly

The causeway on the road between Skukuza and Malelane/ Pretoriuskop (6km from Skukuza) is flooded.

The Tinga Private Lodge was being evacuated and guests who were on the Sweni Wilderness Trail have already been evacuated. The National Parks helicopter is currently being used for evacuations where necessary.

The causeway on the road between Skukuza and Malelane/ Pretoriuskop (6km from Skukuza) is flooded.

Additionally:

1. The tar road between Nwamanzi Lookout and Olifants River Highlevel bridge on H1-4 has been extensively damaged and is closed.
2. The causeway over Nshawu River on the tar road between Mopani and Letaba (H1-5) is flooded.
3.The causeway over Letaba River on the tar road between Mopani and Phalaborwa Gate (H14) is flooded.
4.The causeway on the tar road between Letaba and Phalaborwa Gate (H9) near Letaba is flooded.
5.The Phalaborwa Gate is closed.
6.The causeway on the tar road between Skukuza and Malelane/ Pretoriuskop at Delaporte Waterhole is flooded.
7.As a result of the above, Olifants and Letaba cannot be accessed at the moment.

Federal Air confirmed that the airline did experience flight cancellations yesterday due to the weather, however at this stage all flights are planned to resume on the normal schedule for today. The airline said that it will update its information accordingly. 
 

Source: eTNW - Travel Info

 

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